This place is right down the street from our new neighborhood (I could walk there if I really wanted to) so I decided to take Avery over there for a free trial class to see if she would like it and potential have her birthday party there.
The moment we walked in the building she was glued to the window watching the other kids finish up their class and was dying to go in and explore. For never being in a structured class setting, I thought she did really well. It is designed for toddlers (and the parents go in the class with the kids) so the instructor is doing stuff throughout the room and they encourage you to try and keep your kid doing what the instructor is but if they run off its ok. The class is designed for them to run and explore but also start to learn how to follow instructions. It is so great because it isn't stressful on either me or Avery; She can do what she wants while slowly learning what a structured class means and I can be in there to give her a bit of a comfort zone instead of being thrown in with all strangers and be expected to follow right in line. They are 2 and aloud to be!
She LOVED the balance beam. She jumped right up there (faster than I could get over to her) and walked right across. She loved jumping off the end and yelling “hooray” after! lol She also got super excited when they brought out the balls. She grabbed as many as she could and ran off with them. She loves balls! lol They also had bubbles at the end and that was just icing on the cake for her! lol
Avery ran off during this exercise but I love how one of the kids just decided to lay down on the ground in the middle.
Anyways, I am still trying to decide if (more like when) we will register for regular classes. Since I go in the class with her I would have to have a regular babysitter on Fridays… not easy to find. As far as her birthday goes, I will have to see how many friends she has by then lol.
I had a blast with her and I can’t wait to go back!